Forbes Profile: Dog Training Franchise Opportunity Attracts Rocket Scientist

United States, Texas, Dallas – 04-19-2019 ( — Heather Gillihan, franchise owner of Zoom Room Dog Training, in Trophy Club, Texas, a national indoor dog gym and training facility, was recently profiled on Forbes discussing her entrepreneurial journey from rocket scientist to Zoom Room franchisee. Written by author and founder of Jill Griffin Executive Learning, Jill Griffin, Gillihan’s story is included in her series of dynamic and ambitious female leader profiles.

Throughout this piece titled, “If You Want to Be Successful, Believe in Yourself and Shoot for The Moon,” Gillihan discusses her interesting career path and journey from childhood, to rocket scientist, to business ownership of a pet franchise. Gillihan’s path has taken her all over the world from working for the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, to living abroad in Israel with her Husband.“My husband began prompting me to consider what I wanted to do when we moved back to the states. He said, ‘This time, do what you’re passionate about… dog training!’” states Gillihan. Coincidentally while Gillihan was at a standstill in her career, she saw a TV segment with the founder of Zoom Room discussing their brand and unique method of positive-reinforcement training. After finding out there were franchise opportunities, Gillihan took a leap of faith and has never looked back. Gillihan is coming on four years of successfully owning and operating Zoom Room Dog Training in Trophy Club, Texas, a bedroom community of Dallas.To read the full article and learn more about Gillihan’s entrepreneurial journey to a Zoom Room dog training franchise, please visit: Zoom Room celebrates responsible pet owners who love to train and socialize with their dogs to deepen the bonds of communication. They embrace positive dog training methods in a fun, friendly environment for working out with your dog. To learn more about Zoom Room, visit Zoom Room®Zoom Room currently operates locations across California, Texas, Washington and Virginia and is actively expanding to additional locations throughout the country. For more information about the Zoom Room franchise opportunity, visit

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Bob Cooper is Canadian Business Tribune''s senior editor. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in London Ontario and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s,, Vice and He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for CBC and Global News . In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress.